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Links Property

Office 2003

Returns a Links collection of Link objects that represent the contacts to which the item is linked.

expression.Links

expression    Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.

Example

This Microsoft Visual Basic/Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example steps through the items in the Tasks folder and, if a task is not complete, displays the number of contacts linked to the item.

Sub CountLinks()
Dim myOlApp As New Outlook.Application
Dim myNSpace As Outlook.NameSpace
Dim myItems As Outlook.Items
Dim myItem As Outlook.TaskItem
Dim myLinks As Outlook.Links
Dim myLink As Outlook.Link
Dim x As Integer
Dim msg As String
Set myNSpace = myOlApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set myItems = myNSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderTasks).Items
For x = 1 To myItems.Count
    If TypeName(myItems.Item(x)) = "TaskItem" Then
        Set myItem = myItems.Item(x)
        Set myLinks = myItem.Links
        Msg = myItem.Subject & " has " & myLinks.Count & " links."
        If myItem.Complete = False Then
            If MsgBox(Msg, vbOKCancel) = vbCancel Then Exit For
        End If
    End If
 Next x
End Sub
		

If you use Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) in a Microsoft Outlook form, you do not create the Application object, and you cannot use named constants. This example shows how to perform the same task using VBScript code.

Set myNSpace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set myItems = myNSpace.GetDefaultFolder(13).Items
For x = 1 To myItems.Count
    If TypeName(myItems.Item(x)) = "TaskItem" Then
        Set myItem = myItems.Item(x)
        Set myLinks = myItem.Links
        Msg = myItem.Subject & " has " & myLinks.Count & " links."
        If myItem.Complete = False Then
            If MsgBox(Msg, 1) = 2 Then Exit For
        End If
    End If
 Next
		




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